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Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure: A Yieldco Comes of Age

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 10, 2021

Last week, Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure (NSDQ: AY) raised its quarterly dividend to 43 cents per share. That’s 4.9 percent higher than the year ago payment. It’s also what the company paid in December 2015, just prior to the bankruptcy of then parent Abengoa SA, making it a capstone for a remarkable metamorphosis.

Brookfield Renewable: Lower Entry Point Means Higher Returns

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 10, 2021

For nearly eight years as a Conservative Holding, Brookfield Renewable Partners (TSX: BEP-U, NYSE: BEP) has reliably built cash flow from a growing global portfolio of contracted hydro, wind and solar assets. Dividends have increased nearly 60 percent since my initial recommendation and face few hurdles to 5 to 8 percent annual growth.

Three Key Takeaways from Q1 Numbers

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 10, 2021
Publicly traded companies today must constantly navigate their way through a thicket of financial reporting regulations and litigation risk. So it’s no wonder most take their time releasing fiscal year results, filings and guidance. In stark contrast are calendar Q1 results.

The Other Side of Utility M&A

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 10, 2021

Last month, I highlighted two ways to bet on the rising tide of utility mergers and acquisitions. The most potentially lucrative are the 8 companies likely to fetch a high premium takeover offer in the next 12 to 18 months.

A Short List, But Heavy Debt Can Still be Deadly

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 10, 2021

Heavy debt and revenue under pressure: Those are always the two biggest risks to dividends. And when combined, a cut is usually on the way. Both are common maladies for the four remaining companies on my Endangered Dividends List.

Kinder Morgan: Big Yield from a Long Life Business

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 12, 2021

Since results of the November 2020 presidential election became clear, shares of Aggressive Holding Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI) are up nearly 50 percent.

Edison International: Betting on Electric Vehicles the Safe Way

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 12, 2021

From range limits to battery costs, electric vehicles have a long way to go before they rule America’s roads. And even the leading name in EV manufacturing Tesla Inc (NSDQ: TSLA) still relies on tax credits and outside capital to fund operations.

Focus on Quality and Value

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 12, 2021

Perceived value always sets the price for stocks. And anyone who’s invested a while knows that can shift on a dime, as leaders and laggards trade places. Quality doesn’t change so quickly. That’s the health and growth of companies’ underlying businesses.

When Gauging Dividend Safety Watch the Debt

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 12, 2021

So far, 2021 is shaping up favorably for dividends in our Utility Report Card coverage universe. That’s thanks to last year’s aggressive measures to shore up balance sheets as well as the firming global economy.

Utility M&A Heats Up Again: Here’s Where to Bet

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 12, 2021

Electricity, heating, water and communications have been essential services for well over a century. And over that time, not one of the literally thousands of mergers between operators has failed to produce a stronger and more resilient company.

No other industry can boast such a track record. And it’s the clearest possible endorsement of the advantages of utility scale. These sectors must be able to raise and effectively deploy massive amounts of capital to assuring universally reliable, affordable and environmentally sustainable service.



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